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Monday
Jan262015

Feds charge powerful New York pol with graft

Sheldon Silver, a Democrat from Manhattan who has served as speaker of the state assembly since 1994, was arraigned Thursday on federal charges that he took nearly $4 million in illegal payments from a law firm since 2002.

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Monday
Jan262015

Indonesia police launch counter attack on anti-graft agency

KPK Commissioner Bambang Widjojanto after his release from police custody SaturdayThe deputy chairman of Indonesia's trusted independent Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) was arrested Friday morning when he brought his son to school in West Java.

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Friday
Jan232015

Jobs: World Bank Group Sanctions Board seeks applicants for several positions

The World Bank Group Sanctions Board is the final decision maker in contested cases of sanctionable practices in World Bank Group-financed development operations -- primarily fraud, corruption, and collusion. Current members of the Sanctions Board include top international arbitrators, high court justices, and other leading jurists and development experts from around the world.

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Friday
Jan232015

Paper: The FCPA is a new ‘international business tax’ on non-U.S. companies

After conducting statistical analysis on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act penalties, it's clear that foreign firms are paying nearly four times higher FCPA penalties as domestic U.S. firms. 

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Friday
Jan232015

Puerto Rico judge convicted of taking bribes to clear vehicular homicide defendant

A federal jury convicted a sitting Puerto Rico superior court judge Wednesday of taking bribes to acquit a businessman of vehicular homicide charges.

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Thursday
Jan222015

SEC charges PBSJ and former exec for Qatar bribes

Tampa, Florida-based engineering and construction firm PBSJ Corporation agreed Thursday to pay $3.4 million for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by paying bribes and employing foreign officials to win Qatari government contracts.

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Thursday
Jan222015

Brazil, Corruption, and the 2016 Olympics: Help Eight Law Students Find Answers. 

Hello, my name is Carter Nichols and I am one of eight law students who want to research corruption surrounding the 2016 Olympics – but I need your help! In March, our group will be traveling to Brazil to interview government officials, politicians, business leaders, and advocacy groups in an effort to understand and analyze corruption in Brazil. In order to make this leg of the research possible, my classmates and I need to raise money to fund our trip. I have included a link our fundraising page below, but would first like to tell you a little about of project:

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Thursday
Jan222015

Ukraine: New anti-corruption law aims to clean up “the garbage" 

Interpol red notice on former Ukraine President Viktor YanukovychAs the world focuses attention on the conflict in Ukraine, it focuses on corruption in Ukraine. In the words of Vice President Biden, Ukraine must “fight the cancer of corruption.” It appears that the government is now moving in this direction.

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Thursday
Jan222015

Three steps to better compliance in 2015

It's the time of year for compliance planning and scheduling. Here are three steps to consider to assure that your organization is meeting its FCPA compliance obligations during 2015.

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Wednesday
Jan212015

Bloomberg: Sony compliance officer recommended probe of India payments

Sony Corp. started an investigation last year of its India entertainment operations for possible bidding fraud, kickbacks, and bribery, according to internal emails leaked as part of a cyber attack on the company.

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